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Navigate Any Museum Like a Pro

I’ll show you how to “Navigate Any Museum Like a Pro”. Do you like visiting museums when you travel? Do you ever feel intimidated about navigating large museums? I’m here to help. Keep reading for my tips.

Alexander Hamilton Museum, Nevis, W.I.

Take care of yourself

Bring water to stay hydrated. (Avoid any colored waters or drinks. The MET took my dad’s Vitamin Water.) You don’t want to get dehydrated and pass out. Take breaks in between exhibits. Eat a solid meal before your visit. Also, carry little snacks you can just pop in your mouth quickly.

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Fairfield Museum, Connecticut, U.S.A

Map out key exhibits

The last time I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art my key exhibit was the Islamic Art exhibit. This was to see all the Middle Eastern art. I also knew I wanted to see the Ancient Egypt exhibit. I planned the rest of my visit around those two key exhibits.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A

You won’t have time to see everything so go to the things you really want to see first. Pick the works that seem most interesting to you. And focus on those. If you don’t focus on certain pieces only, you will have information overload. That means you won’t enjoy your visit as much. You don’t want that.

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Dubai Museum, Dubai, U.A.E.

Choose a non-busy time

If you’re on vacation there is no reason to visit a museum on the weekend. Why go when there will be a million people crowding around you. Choose a day and time when there will be less people visiting the museum. You’ll be able to go at your own pace and see the exhibits without having to wait in long lines.

These are my tips for how to Navigate Any Museum Like a Pro! If you have any tips of your own, leave them in the comments.

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